2015 Infiniti QX80

H Takata διανύει την δυσκολότερη περίοδο της ιστορίας της και μετά την ανάκληση 14 εκατ. παλαιοτέρων αυτοκινήτων 11 αυτοκινητοβιομηχανιών, η εταιρία είναι αντιμέτωπη με ένα νέο κύμα προβληματικών αερόσακων.

Η NHTSA ανακοίνωσε πως ανακαλεί 1.912 2013 Infiniti QX56 και 2014 QX80 στα οποία ο αερόσακος του συνοδηγού έχει κατασκευαστικά λάθη που θα μπορούσαν να οδηγήσουν στην βίαια ανάπτυξη του, τραυματίζοντας με τα μεταλλικά του μέρη τους επιβάτες.

Το πρόβλημα δείχνει τόσο όμοιο με αυτό που οδήγησε στην ανάκληση των 14 εκατ. αυτοκινήτων, αλλά πρόκειται για ένα εντελώς νέο πρόβλημα, όπως ξεκαθαρίζει η NHTSA. Η Takata πρέπει έως την 1η του Δεκέμβρη να απαντήσει σε 36 ερωτήσεις που της έχει κάνει η NHTSA σχετικά με τους προβληματικούς αερόσακούς της, με την εταιρία να αντιμετωπίζει πρόστιμο που μπορεί να φτάσει έως και τα 35 εκατ. δολάρια.

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Infiniti Statement

Infiniti is conducting a Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign to replace the driver’s side air bag inflator in 1,912 2013 QX56 and 2014 QX80 full-size luxury sport utility vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The subject inflators may have been incorrectly assembled, and in the event of a crash may cause abnormal deployment of the driver’s air bag. Infiniti is unaware of any injuries that may have been caused by this issue. Infiniti plans to notify potentially affected customers by mid-November, asking them to bring their vehicles to an authorized retailer for the driver’s side air bag to be replaced. The repair is expected to take less than an hour, depending on the retailer’s work schedule. While we regret any inconvenience this campaign brings to our owners, the safety and satisfaction of our customers is Infiniti’s highest priority.

RECALL Subject : Driver’s Frontal Air Bag Inflator may Rupture Report 

Receipt Date: OCT 24, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V668000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,848
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Mode lModel Year(s)

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 Infiniti QX56 vehicles manufactured September 1, 2012, to April 26, 2013, and 2014 Infiniti QX80 vehicles manufactured June 18, 2013, to February 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the driver’s frontal air bag inflator may have been manufactured with an incorrect part.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s air bag, the incorrect part may block the flow of propellant to the air bag and the air bag’s inflator may rupture. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike and potentially seriously injure the vehicle occupants.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall will begin by late December 2014. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.